BEARCAT RUNNING CLUB
The BeaRCat Running Club was founded by Caitlin Limmer in September 2012 and is registered with Run England.
We are based in St Margarets/Twickenham at The Turks Head Pub and our club morning is Sunday at 8.30am. We offer varied training running along the stunning towpaths of Kew, Teddington, Syon, Kingston and into Richmond Park and also Crane Park.
We are an incredibly friendly and confidence boosting club. We run for the sheer love of running, welcoming and respecting each and every type of runner and individual from newest to fastest, from youngest to veteran.
You will not only improve your running with us but also your lives. You will make cast iron friendships, achieve goals you never thought possible and learn things about yourself as a person that you will then take forward into the rest of your life.www.bearcatrunningclub.com
STRAGGLERS RUNNING CLUB
We are a very enthusiastic group of people who love running and enjoy the company of other runners. We think we have a great balance between all types of runners: fast and slow; old and young; male and female; experienced and newcomers.
If you are new to running, if you want to run simply to get fitter, if you just want a gentle walk or run once a week or if you just want to come for a beer, this is the place for you. Despite the name, we also cater for more serious competitive running, with teams competing in the Surrey cross-country and road leagues and various championship events.
We have plenty of activities to suit all tastes. As well as the regular weekly gatherings, our members and teams enter and organise various competitions through the year. We always have a large contingent entering the London Marathon and various other spring marathons and we make sure that all running events are combined with proper social events.
We were founded in 1981 and have been pounding the streets and parks of South West London ever since. Our distinctive footprint and eye catching yellow shirts can be seen from a long way off. Many of the founder members are still with us and we have members in all parts of the world. Currently we have nearly 500 paid up members of whom about 100 turn up on Thursdays.
So, if you have moved to the area and want to find a new running club; or if you run a bit on the treadmill at the Gym but want to get outdoors; or if you are just taking up the sport, please get in touch.www.stragglers.org
If you want an amazing meal, with amazing staff, Hei Hing cafe and noodle bar is the place to go. In South Street, Isleworth this hugely popular noodle bar will bring a cross section of incredible freshly made food to your table. The husband and wife couple that run it are GEMS and it is worth going there just to meet them. Great for children too. She is also a marathon runner! Good idea to book.www.heihing.co.uk
Sporting Feet are an independent sports footwear retailer with shops in Richmond (9, King Street, TW9 1ND) and Putney (3, Lacy Road, SW15 1NH).
They stock great quality footwear and accessories for most key sports including, running, tennis, gym and fitness, football, rugby, netball, hockey, cricket and many more. They cater for Kids as well as adults.
They offer free gait analysis and also use the latest digital foot scanning equipment, and have a great reputation for their customer service levels.www.sporting-feet.com
Octink delivers creative display solutions to connect people with brands, anywhere, anytime. We have a reputation for being knowledgeable and enlightening, and upon being reliable with a quality of service that enables us to build trusted long-term partnerships with our customers.
Today we are one of the UK’s leading producers of display graphics, signage, events, exhibitions, interiors, marketing suites, site protection and safety signage, and our portfolio spans clients in the retail, event, leisure, property and construction sectors.
Whatever form of display or creative space you need, Octink seeks to innovate, offer unique solutions, and is the perfect partner to help you turn your ideas into reality.www.octink.com
ST MARY’S UNIVERSITY
Students from St Mary’s University Sports Rehabilitation programme will be offering free sports massage in The Terrace Room, York House, by the finish line.www.stmarys.ac.uk
At Moore’s Cycles it is our mission to always be the best independent bike shop for choice, value and sound advice. Not only have we been selling bikes for over 65 years with stores in Twickenham, Teddington and Isleworth, we have also been twice voted one of the UK’s Top 20 Independent Bike Shops - in 2011 and 2012 - by respected Bike Biz trade magazine. We believe our range of bikes for all the family is the best locally. We cherry pick from the world’s best bike brands to offer you great quality, value and aftersales support.
As a family owned business, our ethos is “for the fun, spirited experience cycling can be”. Our staff are all lively, enthusiastic cyclists, whether their passion is road cycling, mountain biking or a leisurely ride with the family, so they are all well placed to advise you. We run regular bike maintenance evenings, women’s cycling evenings, and support many community cycling and sports events throughout the summer months. We will shortly be introducing organised bike rides, as this has been a popular request from our customers.
Cycling is one of life’s simplest pleasures and at Moore’s Cycles we want you to enjoy your bike for many years to come.www.moorescycles.co.uk
After 15 years of working in every aspect of graphic design and artworking, I established GMCdesign in 2004 offering my services on a freelance basis. I have worked with many companies, large and small, such as PwC, George P Johnson (CiscoLive! and Gartner, which includes working at the events), Superdry and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (via Octink), Royal Caribbean Cruises and Celebrity Cruises. I am quick, reliable and accurate, and my outstanding work over many years has resulted in much repeat business.www.facebook.com/GMCdesign2004
HyperKewl Evaporative Cooling material is a unique fabric that absorbs and slowly releases water through evaporation protecting the wearer against heat stress.
Simply soak in water for 1-2 minutes, gently squeeze out excess water and enjoy the cooling effect for 5-10 hours.www.techniche-europe.com/products/hyperkewl
BEARCAT COMEDY CLUB
Turks Head Winchester Road TW1 1LF - Saturdays September till May
The Bearcat Comedy Club has been making the people of Twickenham and St Margarets laugh since 1984. In that time many of today’s (and yesterday’s) Comedy Stars have and still do appear on its tiny stage. Harry Enfield, Julian Clarey, Jo Brand, Steve Coogan, Al Murray, Dara O’Briain, Milton Jones, Omid Djalili, Rob Brydon, Lee Mack, Mickey Flanagan . . . the list goes on.
Details of current shows are on the website where you can book your tickets. The quality of standup comedy has never been better and we look forward to meeting old friends and new comedy fans in the years to come. You never know who might be on . . .www.bearcatcomedy.co.uk